Topical Analgesics as Alternative First Line Agents
As the opioid crises continues to loom over the landscape of pain management, there is a growing interest among practitioners for alternative analgesia and delivery systems. As such, topical and transdermal therapeutic options are being utilized with greater frequency among pain practitioners. This presentation will address the advantages that topical analgesics have over systemically administered analgesics, including the ability to provide effective analgesia with reduced systemic drug levels, a factor particularly beneficial to the elderly. Also discussed will be how topical analgesics differ from transdermal delivery systems in that the latter's goal is to deliver systemic rather than local effects.
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- Discuss adverse effects associated with systemic analgesics
- Identify anatomic targets for topical medications
- Identify active ingredients well suited for topical delivery
- Differentiate various formulations of topically applied medication
- Explain the effectiveness and potential adverse reactions of topical preparations
- 1.00 AAFP
- 1.00 AANP
- 1.00 ACCME (All Other)
- 1.00 ACCME (MD/DO Only)
- 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
- 1.00 ANCC
- 1.00 APA
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